Six new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were reported in Alaska in the last 24 hours since Sunday noon, bringing the statewide count to 191.
There have been three more hospitalizations, for a total of 23 hospitalizations, including those admitted and released.
No new deaths were reported; Alaska has lost six residents to the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China late last year.
As of yesterday, 6,883 Alaskans had been tested for the coronavirus.
No new communities were added to the list, but there is a new case of COVID-19 in Petersburg. The first person from that Southeast Alaska community who became ill with the virus died while out of state.
The cases are all tagged to the communities the individuals are from, although they may have been diagnosed and housed elsewhere in the state; the epidemiologists log them this way for consistency. Here are the total case counts from around the state and the increase in the past 24 hours:
- Anchorage area: 88, a gain of three cases
- Kenai Peninsula: 13, a gain of one case
- Fairbanks/North Pole: 54, a gain of one
- Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 1, no change
- Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 1, no change.
- Palmer/Wasilla: 4, no change
- Juneau: 14, no change
- Ketchikan: 14, no change
- Petersburg: 2, a gain of one case